I Trust God

"Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right."

Abraham Lincoln

God May Always Be Right, But Is God Trustworthy?

It seems odd to me sometimes, but talking about God can make me very uncomfortable. Writing about God is the same way. I am really gung-ho for God, because I see myslf as someone within whom God dwells, but I still feel this discomfort I speak of. It may be because there are no absolute authorities on the subject of God here. And I know that I cannot go to one source outside myself to be sure of any answer I have received in prayer. I study God as much or more than anyone I know, but I keep seeing God only through how I limit myself. I keep seeing God with the same challenges that I have. More than any action I could take, I want to take the action of really letting go. I say I trust God, but could I really abandon all my concerns? Could I just commit to being in the present and taking care of anything that comes my way to the very best of my ability and let it go at that?

Trust, to me, is a very big issue throughout the world and it has taken me all of my life, so far, to have a fairly high level of trust. I look at my life, and a great life it is, and say to myself, "Do you have enough trust that you would make the ultimate promise of trust, which is to trust God?" The reason I am even hesitating is because although my life is magnificent, I have not allowed it to be perfect. So, given I see God through my perceived flaws, what it comes to is do I trust myself enough to really let go.

In the truest perspective I can conjure, I feel free when I am able to surrender to the presence of this moment and not try to be somewhere I am not or be with someone with whom I am not, in my mind. If I look at my surroundings and take a deep breath I can see that I am well taken care of and it allows me to let go for a while. The thing that is really holding me back is that I am aware of people all over the world who could not describe their surroundings and circumstances as being supportive to their overall well-being. I don't really know where to turn to get the answer to why some people in the world are in a space where nothing is wrong here and why others are in a space where war, violence, starvation, hatred and risk of loss of survival is their current reality, but I know this is where my uncertainty lies.

Many years ago before I started my meditation for the day I said a short prayer where I asked God for enlightenment and what I actually said is, "Whatever it is going to take for me to become enlightened, bring it on." I often think back on that when I look even a little way into the future, because sometimes, the things I see there make me think I may have taken on more than I can handle, but if I stay here in this present moment, everything is allright. Each and every one of us is facing some challenge or other, no matter what it looks like from the outside when others view us. And, some circumstances are obviously more challenging than others, but what can we turn to to deal with this test of our strength? Many who do not believe in God may be looking to their mind and their abilities to resolve difficult choices, but that is like watching a dog roll around in the dirt, to me. It is like I keep looking to the same perceptions which created the issue to find the answer to the issue. So, I have preferred to look to the highest influence I have within myself, I look to God within me and give thanks for this moment and then do what is before me because...

I Trust God.

Love,

Lela

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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

I think that is the true secret. "God" or a higher power, is within all of us. We have the capability to make life what it is, and as joyful as it is. It is all in our perspective, which can also be passed from one person to another.


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CreatePerfection 3 years ago from Beautiful Colorado Author

aviannovice,

Your comments are always so wise and I am humbled by your attention to my articles. Thank you so much for your insights and contributions.

Blessings to you always and in all ways,

Lela


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d.william 3 years ago from Somewhere in the south

Great hub. You have the right idea, but you seem to be over thinking it. In my view, God has no expectations of us other than that we do the best we can do, and that we never do harm to another person.

We all know in our hearts what is right and what is wrong, so to strive to always do what is right we are following the path of love that god represents.

If we try to live by all of the wasteful rhetoric of religious teachings we can drive ourselves mad, just by wondering if what we want to do, or what we are doing, is going to upset the almighty.

Our creators gave us the beauty of the earth, and now the universe, to view with awe and wonder. We were given the gift of love to feel for all that is around us, and toward other people, and the capacity to accept that love from others.

Our creators gave us our beautiful bodies (yes, we are all beautiful in our own ways) with 5 senses to appreciate all the beauty of the world.

Our creators also gave us all the capacity for physical pleasures - and in spite of all the gloom and doom preached to us about how we are to not enjoy those pleasures they are god given and meant to enjoy, with gratitude.

God also gave us a brain to reason with, and be tankful for, any love we feel toward another person in any capacity. Love of any kind is never wrong as long as it does no harm to those we love and it is mutual in its enjoyment. We also instinctively know the difference between the feeling of love and the sexual enjoyment that accompanies it, but only if that sharing is mutual between two consenting "adults".

God has not made any mistakes in the creating on mankind, only mankind makes the mistakes of superimposing their beliefs on what they personally think God intended.

Positive outlooks help us grow and thrive, negative outlooks make us weak, fearful and judgmental of others.


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CreatePerfection 3 years ago from Beautiful Colorado Author

Hi d.william,

Thanks for stopping by and for your contribution to the description of God. It is our priviledge to be here and I so appreciate the experience of God within myself.

Blessings,

Lela


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d.william 3 years ago from Somewhere in the south

As do i, every single minute i am blessed with life. We don't seem to appreciate life until the age when the movement toward the end seems to accelerate faster each year that passes.


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CreatePerfection 3 years ago from Beautiful Colorado Author

d.william,

This is so true. There is something about being young that obscures the importance of life itself from us and delays its revelation until we start to get older.

Blessings,

Lela


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d.william 3 years ago from Somewhere in the south

That is exactly why the old saying: "youth is wasted on the young" is so true.


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CreatePerfection 3 years ago from Beautiful Colorado Author

d.william,

It is true, youth is wasted on the young. Thanks for stopping by. I always appreciate hearing from you.

Blessings,

Lela

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